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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 409–430.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., a middle ground is sought. To this end I introduce the mediating models perspective. Further, Baudrillard's example of how his position on modeling may be applied is directed at models of communication, specifically Roman Jakobson's poetic model and, in particular, my interest is in how Baudrillard...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of state power. Paranoia remains a political phenomenon that calls for analysis at the level of the structure of rule. The essay explores one approach to paranoia as a political category through an ideal-typical model drawn from Elias Canetti's classic 1960 text Crowds and Power . It concludes...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The other kind of flotation arises from a transversal movement that carries models away from the path laid out between the “real” (which is destined to be eclipsed) and the “code” (which is destined to be cancellated). This is the path that Genosko pursues via the mediating-models approach, an approach...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 July 2018
... to adjust the concept of mediation beyond communication media. The concept of mediation is at the core of Cubitt’s environmental criticism. Not reducing mediation to communication models of signal, message, and meaning, Cubitt intriguingly proposes that mediation “precedes the separation of the human...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... that are consistently imperceptible, but always potentially cataclysmic. In this essay, I am going to interpret the work of the contemporary thinker perhaps most interested in how environments are mediated, Peter Sloterdijk, to observe how this reformulated sense of mediality, or “being-in,” is dominated...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... the grounds on which contestation can occur. In Stuart Hall's (1997) cyclical model, the key networked terms are representation, identity, production, regulation and consumption. Regulation here impacts on production, mediates between representation and consumption, and articulates with identity...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... of celebrities – celebrity chefs, reality television performers, star athletes – and the places in which they perform provide audiences with a complex and differing set of relationships and points of identification, even if they tend to be united by how they are mediated with a constructed sense of intimacy...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
... computing emblematizes, this essay analyzes the connections between the interrelated histories of cybernetics, computing, and distributed networks and the emerging economic models that ubiquitous networked computing facilitates. On the one hand, then, cloud computing promises a massive expansion...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... perfection. We may think of this noise as the primal mediation from which communication must bootstrap itself. Electromagnetic noise fills the radio spectrum, with everything from cosmic radiation’s echoes of the big bang to the ephemeral crackle of lightning. As Douglas Kahn (2013 : 1) asserts, “Radio...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 133–154.
Published: 01 July 2008
..., in that it mediates between what is given to us and the unforeseen results of our interaction with it. It can be understood as virtual in the sense in which the future is virtual: at the moment of its becoming, the future does not exist, and is or ought to be definitionally other than the present. Virtuality...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the Internet and elsewhere took some time to reveal them selves to me, and even longer for me to articulate. I am still articulating them. My interest in the mechanisms of visual mediation dates from when I was a kid helping my dad in his biochemistry lab. My father is an independent research scientist...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2021
... modeling has become another crucial aspect in the visual production of the COVID-19 pandemic. Models are always to be taken as mediators in practice, in other words, as instruments that are useful only when in operation (Morrison and Morgan 1999 ). The COVID-19 models produce curves and other insights...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Felicity J. Colman Paul Virilio’s work on dromology provides a model of a political economy. Called the “dromoeconomic” system, it incorporates aspects of temporality, consumption, and technology, arguably three of the core factors for consideration of the future organization of human societies...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 346–366.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., and bodily ecologies. We extend Guthman’s (2011) call by arguing for an explicitly affective lens, one that recognizes the central role of the visceral and the emotional in mediating human-environment interactions and in the entanglement of the neurobiological and the sociocultural and incorporates...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to the model, its collective operations are turned against the model by exposing its inherent fascist disorder. Substitution can also operate effectively when active refusal is encouraged, as in the case of the feminist and antimilitarist Israeli organization called New Profile ( www.newprofile.org...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 121–137.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Uros Cvoro This essay discusses the music style of turbo-folk as the vanishing mediator between two kinds of nationalism in Serbia: anti-Yugoslav nationalism and pan-Balkan regionalist nationalism. Using Slavoj Žižek's account of the concept of the vanishing mediator, I suggest that the nationalism...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (1): 103–132.
Published: 01 March 2011
... by “impersonal” relationships mediated by shareholdings ( Veblen 1923: 59 ). According to Veblen, a “‘going concern’ … was valued and capitalized on its earning capacity; and the businesslike management of industry, accordingly, centered upon the net earnings to be derived in a competitive market” (1923: 59...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 289–303.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to idiosyncratic models of stewardship, ecological sensitivity, and a concern for dwelling on the land even as it all appears as standing reserve. Players develop protected paths and railways into resource-rich hinterlands for clear-cutting, automated tree farms, and innovative inventory and storage systems...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 July 2010
... a simulacrum, eminently deconstructible in its preprocessing of images and sounds, its mixing of direct and delayed or stock footage, all its anchoring and mediating techniques, and so on. It does not matter for the purposes of Stiegler's account of its predominant reception. This is because the assumption...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 199–228.
Published: 01 July 2009
...” by emancipation and by setting its tensions to work for acceleration as if it were justice. Indymedia therefore is exemplary of the present-day conundrum that humanism finds itself in, where technological mediation increasingly intensifies politics rather than annuls it. This convergence of the humanist project...